WSR 06-12-061

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-125 -- Filed June 2, 2006, 4:10 p.m. , effective June 2, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: These emergency rules are necessary to implement the intent expressed by the fish and wildlife commission at the February 10, 2006, meeting. They will be permanently adopted in the 2007 regulation development process.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 2, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900I   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Kelsey Creek, Little Bear Creek, Swamp Creek, Thornton Creek and Tibbets Creek.   (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately through August 31, 2006 it is unlawful for persons other than juvenile anglers to fish for or possess game fish from the following waters:

(a) Kelsey Creek (King Co.)

(b) Little Bear Creek (Snohmish Co.)

(c) Swamp Creek (Snohomish/King Co.)

(d) Thornton Creek (King Co.)

(e) Tibbets Creek (King Co.)

(2) Effective immediately until further notice, Lake Washington tributaries not otherwise provided for in this section or WAC 232-28-619 - Statewide rules in effect.

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Reviser's note: The spelling error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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